Druk Path Trek

10 Days / 9 Nights
An Intimate Journey

Tour Overview

Druk Trek Path is a great trekking option for amateur trekkers in Bhutan. The trek starts from Paro valley and ends in Thimphu city. It is a four to six day trek depending on the individual fitness level and the walking distance between camp sites are relatively short. Not only is the trek easy to complete, it also offers all the excitement and a sense of adventure trekking in the Himalayas. The first night and the final night camp sites are organized close to ancient monasteries which date back to the early 13th century. The trekking route follows an ancient mule track which connects Thimphu and Paro district.

Along the trekking route, trekkers will come across many pristine highland lakes, scenic landscape and view of the great snowcapped mountains including the highest mountain in Bhutan, Mount Gangkar Puensum. Depending on the season of travel, trekkers may come across highlander communities and the herd of yaks. This will be an opportunity for the trekkers to interact with the highlanders and understand their lifestyle and unique culture.

Druk Path Trek Information


Maximum Elevation: 4200 meters
Difficulty: Easy to Medium
Best Season: Mid-March to June & Mid-October to November
Start: National Museum, Paro
Finish: Motithang, Thimphu

Tour Highlights

  • Experience the pristine highland lakes and beautiful scenic landscapes
  • Great view of Mount Gangkar Puensum
  • Meet and interact with the highlander communities and herd of yaks

Daily Itinerary for Druk Path Trek (10 Days)

Day 1

Arrive at the Paro International Airport

On arrival at the Paro International Airport, trekkers will be driven to the hotel. After lunch trekkers will visit cultural attractions in Paro including the National Museum of Bhutan, Rinpung Dzong and explore the Paro town.

Day 2

Hike to Paro Taktsang

Trekkers will hike to the Tiger’s Nest. Paro Taktsang or the Tiger’s Nest is a Buddhist monastery perched on a cliff 900 meters above the Paro valley. It takes 2 hours hike through the pine forests to reach the site. From the monastery, the panoramic view of the Paro valley is spectacular.

Day 3

Paro - Jele Dzong

Trekkers will begin the Druk Path Trek from Paro with a hike to Jele Dzong. It will be a five hour hike. As trekkers gain elevation, Mount Jomolhari will be visible on a clear weather day. Trekkers will camp at an altitude of 3480 meters.

Places and attractions:
Paro

Day 4

Jele Dzong – Jangchulakha

The trail to Jangchulakha passes through dense alpine forest. Trekkers may come across yak herders. The camp site will be at an altitude of 3770 meters.

Places and attractions:
Paro

Day 5

Jangchulakha – Jimilangtso

The third day hike to Jimilangtso (Lake) will be an 11 hour hike. Trekkers will follow the trail along the ridge and view of mountains and valleys on either side. The camp site for the night is near the lake at an altitude of 3870 meters.

Places and attractions:
Paro

Day 6

Jimilangtso – Simkota

The hike to simkota passes through multiple yak herders’ campsite. Trekkers can interact with the yak herders and catch a glimpse of the life of these highlanders. The campsite for the night is near another lake at an altitude of 4110 meters.

Places and attractions:
Thimphu

Day 7

Simkota – Phajoding

En route to Phajoding, if the weather permits, trekkers will be able to see Bhutan’s highest mountain, Gangkhar Puensum. Phajoding is a Buddhist monastery which dates back to the 13th century. The campsite is near the monastery. Trekkers will finally have Thimphu city view from their campsite.

Places and attractions:
Thimphu

Day 8

Phajoding - Thimphu

The last leg of the trek is a continuously descends through the Blue Pine forests. It takes about 3 hours to reach the outskirts of Thimphu from which the trekkers will be driven to the hotel for a nice hot shower and hearty meal.

Places and attractions:
Thimphu

Day 9

Thimphu Sightseeing

After a rejuvenating and restful night at the hotel, trekkers will do cultural sightseeing in Thimphu which includes, a visit to the largest Buddha Statue in the world, Thimphu Dzong (Fortress) which houses the Office of His Majesty the King of Bhutan. Other attractions include the Takin Preserve, Folk Heritage Museum and National Institutes of Arts and Crafts.

Day 10

End of Trip

After breakfast at the hotel, travellers will be dropped off to Paro International airport for their onward flight.

Places and attractions:
Paro

Payment & Cancellation Policy

Payment Terms
  • The approval of tourists VISA is contingent on the full payment of the tour
  • Flight ticket payment is subject to the Ticketing Time Limit issued by the airlines
Tour Cancellation and Refund Policy
  • 30 to 15 days prior to arrival - 20% of the total tour cost will be levied as cancellation fee
  • 14 to 7 days prior to arrival - 50% of the tour cost will be levied as cancellation fee
  • Less than a week prior to arrival - 100% cancellation charge will be levied as cancellation fee
Flight Ticket Cancellation and Refund Policy
  • Subject to the cancellation terms of the Airline
Rescheduling Tour Dates:
  • There are no charges for rescheduling your trip. However the minimum daily tariff, hotel rates, airline charges are subject to change depending on your new travelling dates.